Education & Kids

Brooklyn College professor: Sexual assault is a rite of passage in reference to Kavanaugh questioning

A post on a Brooklyn College professor’s personal blog sparked criticism this week after he argued that committing sexual assault is a rite of passage for boys in response to last Thursday’s hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. … Full Article

How an NYU Tandon team reveals Facebook political ad spending

When Damon McCoy, an assistant professor of computer science at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, heard from a friend that Facebook was about to publicize all its political-ad data, he was intrigued. … Full Article

CUNY announces Claudia Schrader as new president of Kingsborough College

The City University of New York (CUNY) interim Chancellor Vita C. Rabinowitz announced on Wednesday that Claudia V. Schrader will take over as president of Kingsborough Community College starting Sept. 15. … Full Article

City Tech baccalaureate celebration brings new generation of chefs, managers to the forefront

When chef Pasquino “Pat” Vitiello entered City Tech’s Atrium Amphitheater on May 14, it constituted a homecoming of sorts because nearly four decades prior, Vitiello himself had graduated from this place, earning an Associate Degree in hospitality management. … Full Article

Pratt Institute names vice president for diversity

With an eye toward making its campus more inclusive, Pratt Institute has named Nsombi B. Ricketts as its new vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, officials announced this week. … Full Article

NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering appoints first female dean

For the first time in its 164-year history, the former Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn appointed its first female dean yesterday. Jelena Kovacevic was named dean of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering by President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming, effective Aug. 15. … Full Article

NYU Tandon offers affordable cybersecurity master’s degree with backing from NYC

With everything from Russian hackers to credit card fraud becoming very much a 21st century problem, a door of opportunity has just opened for New York City students hoping to get into one of the hottest fields on the planet. … Full Article

Tuition-free CUNY draws record numbers of enrollments

Free tuition is proving to be an immensely popular draw for students looking to attend college in Brooklyn and other parts of New York City, according to education officials. … Full Article

Study finds low grad rates for Brooklyn public college students

Brooklyn residents who enroll in public colleges in the borough have low graduation rates, according to an alarming new report from the Center for an Urban Future, a think tank based in Manhattan that studies ways to reduce economic inequality through changes in public policy. … Full Article

‘Brooklyn Tough’ graffiti mural unveiled at St. Francis College

St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights unveiled a one-of-a-kind graffiti wall mural in its gymnasium on Thursday, becoming the first college in the nation to commission a graffiti artwork. … Full Article


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